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How The Cars Music Impacted Following the Passing of Ric Ocasek

by Paul Cashmere on September 19, 2019

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The Cars have experienced a 3700% jump in sales in the 48 hours following the news of the passing of singer and founder Ric Ocasek, according to BuzzAngle.

In the USA, 6200 Cars albums were purchased in the first 48 hours of the news.

The biggest seller was ‘Complete Greatest Hits’ (3,551), followed by ‘The Cars’ (995), ‘Candy-O’ (444), ‘Heartbeat City’ (318) and ‘Moving In Stereo: The Best of The Cars’ (193).

Prior to September 15 The Cars catalogue sold a combined 29,000 albums in 2019. 88% of sales were digital.

The most popular songs were:

‘Drive’ (4,443 sales)
‘Just What I Needed’ (2,700 sales)
‘Magic’ (1,793 sales)
‘My Best Friends Girl’ (1,784 sales)
‘You Might Think’ (1,713 sales)

More than 1.2 million songs by The Cras were streamed in September 15. The previous week The Cars had 5 million streams.

61% of songs were streamed on video, the other 39% were audio streams.

The most streamed Cars song on September 15 was ‘Drive’. Across 15 and 16 September ‘Just What I needed was the most streamed song.

The Cars music was played 4,345 times on American radio on September 15 and 16. That was a 146% increase on usual play for the band.

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